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NJ Musicians Sing in Support of Families in Need

“Stay at Home” Online Music Festival
May 21, 2020

Please check out this special three-day Memorial Weekend star-studded lineup of performers during New Jersey Musicians “Stay at Home” Online Music Festival on behalf of Lunch Break, May 23-25th.Featured musicians include Brian Kirk – Brian Kirk & the Jirks; Michael Ghegan – Supertramp; Glenn Stuart – Bstreet Band; Eddie Testa – Eddie Testa Band; Jim “Spaz” Garcia – The Nerds;... View Article


Mary Ann LaSardo
May 19, 2020

Life Skills Manager Mary Ann LaSardo Mary Ann, among staff working from home, is focusing on shifting many Life Skills programs to virtual during this pandemic. She, Life Skills Coordinator Eleanor Herdeen and the Program team also are gearing up for processing applications for the COVID-19 Fund Phase II.Much of what has occupied Mary Ann’s time has been assisting clients... View Article

Thank you! Nick to the rescue for FoodStock-Up

Nick Huisman
May 18, 2020

Thank you to Nick Huisman for sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive in his Tinton Falls neighborhood and for providing us with this great photo! Nick and his neighbors donated 225 pounds of food to help stock our pantry for the families who need us most during school recess.Thanks to all! If you’d like to organize a drive, contact Millie Jeter at... View Article

Art with Heart

Approaching Storm
May 18, 2020

Thank you to the 30-plus artists who donated more than 75 works of art in support of Lunch Break. And congratulations and thanks to all those who supported our organization through this fabulous mixed-media auction! 

Thank you! EVERYDAY HERO, Chuck Watson

Chuck Watson
May 18, 2020

Director of Operations Charles “Chuck” Watson is fairly new to Lunch Break, having come to us with a background in hospital administration, specifically infectious diseases.Chuck has been on the front lines and an incredible support to Lunch Break during this pandemic. He has helped navigate the ship through this storm, quickly establishing procedural modifications to ensure the safety of clients,... View Article

Jon and Tracey Stewart donate Hockhockson Farm Foundation’s First Harvest

Jon and Tracey Stewart
May 14, 2020

Thank you to Tracey and Jon Stewart and the Hockhockson Farm Foundation for sharing its first harvest of the season with those who need it most in our community. Lunch Break appreciates your collaborative partnership, shared values and commitment to the well being of our community. We couldn’t do it without YOU!  

Mika’s and Kaya’s Birthday Wish: Donations to Lunch Break!

Pasta Party!
May 14, 2020

Mika, 8, and Kaya, 6, both had quarantine birthdays. They asked their friends and well-wishers to bring boxes of pasta and jars of pasta sauce to their car parades as a donation to Lunch Break. These adorable young ladies collected nearly 100 pounds of non-perishable food items! Thank you girls for sharing your birthdays with us and Mom Rose for... View Article

Ocean Lacrosse team supports FoodStock-Up

Ocean Lacrosse team sponsors Food Drive
May 14, 2020

Thank you to the Ocean Lacrosse team for sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive and donating 431 pounds of non-perishables, including paper towels!!! Awesome teamwork!!! And thank you to all who donated as well! Pictured in these photos submitted by the team are: Allison Stuppi, Brian & Maeve Gibbons, Grace Martel, Coaches Kevin Preston and Heather Krueger, Taylor Herr, and Dale and... View Article

Thank you Social Conscience Project

Thank you Social Conscience Project
May 13, 2020

Thank you to the Social Conscience Project for the more than 900 pounds of food!We appreciate the donation and thank our Maintenance Supervisor Wally for safely delivering it to the warehouse. That’s some heavy lifting! We couldn’t do what we do without YOU!

Congratulations, Eleanor!

Eleanor Herdeen
May 13, 2020

Break out the champagne! Our Life Skills Coordinator Eleanor Herdeen has just completed her master’s degree in social work from Monmouth University! Congratulations, sweet Eleanor! We wish you many years of continued success!Today would have been her official graduation, however the pandemic has intervened and the ceremony is postponed for sometime in the future. Enjoy your graduation day, Eleanor. We... View Article